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PREFACE

INTEREST in pistol and revolver shooting has increased very rapidly in recent years and par- ticularly since smokeless powder has been intro- duced.

The revolver and the magazine pistol now consti- tute part of the regular equipment of army and navy officers and cavalry troops. Regulations governing practice shooting with these arms have been issued and adopted by both branches of the service and by the National Guard of the various States. In the Na- tional Rifle Association and in the various State rifle associations that have recently been organized, pistol and revolver shooting has an important place, and the matches provided are largely patronized. In the nu- merous civilian shooting clubs scattered throughout the country pistol and revolver shooting has become extremely popular, and in many cases the majority of the members practice more frequently with the smaller arms than with the rifle.

Practice with the pistol and revolver affords training in sighting, steady holding, and pulling the trigger, which are the essential features of rifle shooting also.

On account of this relation, and the fact that skill with these arms can be instantly utilized in rifle shooting, the development of marksmanship with the pistol and revolver assumes national importance.

While numerous standard works have been written on the subject of rifle shooting, there is comparatively little information available on pistol and revolver shooting. The object of this volume is to supply prac- tical information on this subject. The author has attempted to treat the subject in a clear and concise manner, keeping the size of the volume as small as practicable and so as to be conveniently carried in the pocket. Particular pains have been taken to give sound advice and elementary manual to beginners.

The author extends his grateful acknowledgments to Baron Speck von Sternburg, Messrsr. J. B. Crab- tree, John T. Humphrey, William E. Carlin, Chas. S. Axtell, Walter Winans, Walter G. Hudson, Ed. Taylor, J. E. Silliman, M. Hays, and the various arms and ammunition manufacturers referred to herein, for valuable assistance, suggestions, information and data in preparing this volume.

A. L. A. HlMMELWRIGHT.
Stockholm, N. J.

CONTENTS

I INTRODUCTORY AND HISTORICAL
II ARMS
III AMMUNITION
IV SIGHTS
V SHOOTING POSITION
VI TARGET-SHOOTING
VII TARGETS
VIII TARGET PRACTICE
IX REVOLVER PRACTICE FOR THE POLICE
X PISTOL SHOOTING FOR LADIES
XI CLUBS AND RANGES
XII HINTS TO BEGINNERS
XIII RELOADING AMMUNITION
APPENDIX
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